Master of Arts (M.A.)

Curriculum & Instruction

Hybrid 30 major credits * 2 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Meet one night per week from 4:45 - 8:45p

2 year completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes

Goals and Focus of the Program

The Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program focuses on curriculum development, teaching strategies, and integration of technology into teaching throughout the curriculum. Candidates will gain in-depth knowledge of the relationship between teaching and learning as well as how to use that knowledge in developing curriculum. There are courses to develop the student-centered, backward-designed curriculum plans intended to meet the needs of all students including second language learners and special needs students as well as courses on learning styles, assessment, reading, and using technology to create a backdrop for developing appropriate student-centered curriculum plans.

Program Design

The Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program follows a cohort model in which face-to-face sessions take place from 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM on the same night of the week at a central location. Eight-week courses include a combination of face-to-face as well as online sessions, with the possibility of courses being delivered fully online. The duration of the program is approximately two years.


Candidates in the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program must have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.50, a valid Connecticut Teaching License, one-year of full-time, contracted teaching experience, and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.

Degree Requirements and Career Outcome

The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of program’s respective courses (listed below) and a passing score on the comprehensive exam taken after all coursework is complete. Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction. This is not a certificate, licensure or endorsement program.

Plan of Study

Course Title Hours
EDUC 524 Instruction and Curriculum 3
EDUC 556 Curriculum Development
EDUC 511
Educational Issues: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
EDUC 534
Assessment for Learning
EDUC 535
English Language Learners
EDUC 565
Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Arts
EDUC 536
Technology for Learning
SPEC 539
Universal Design for Learning: Proactive Inclusion for All Students
EDUC 515
Educational Research
EDUC 537
Reflective Practitioner
Total Credit Hours: 30
Please Note:

Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date, if needed: March 2022

*The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.